we are family

We are a global family business

As a global family business – strongly influenced by our founding couple Christina Oster-Daum and Javier González – we are one of the largest cosmetics companies in Germany.

Since our founding 20 years ago, we have grown rapidly: around 870 talented people at various locations around the world are working on our success story. With their dedicated commitment and diverse talents, we work together to make the world a little bit more beautiful. Whether in the form of great cosmetics that inspire and are fun to use, or in the context of our numerous sustainable and social initiatives for a respectful approach to the environment and our fellow human beings.

Our facts

cosnova in numbers

80 countries

cosnova products are currently available in 80 countries worldwide.

870 employees

We have around 870 employees worldwide.

50 %

Every year, 50% of the standard range is replaced.

Our values
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Be a reliable pillar – commitment, integrity and loyalty provide the foundation for trusting relationships and successful collaboration with colleagues and partners.

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Take responsibility – for yourself, for your projects, for the people you work with and for the environment. (People & Planet)


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Go through life with open eyes and an open heart – because  we appreciate and embrace diversity: Diversity of ideas, people, opinions and experiences

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Be trustworthy and trusting – this way, we can grow, learn and benefit from each other.

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Dare to think outside the box and break new ground – challenging the status quo and embracing change is part of our cosnova DNA! Failure as an opportunity to learn and develop.

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Be passionate – our love of colour cosmetics and our passion for giving consumers a great product experience unites us and keeps us at the top of our game.

Make everyone feel more beautiful

Our success story


cosnova's Rapid Rise: Sales doubled in three years

With 2023 net sales of 817 million euros (cosnova Group), the family-owned company remains an accelerator of growth in the color cosmetics market, aspiring to join the top 5 global industry leaders.

Expansion of the cosnova Executive Management Team

Stefan Weinmiller is appointed CFO, Dennis Martin joins as Chief Emerging Markets Officer.



essence celebrating 20 years

From a home dining room to worldwide success - the cosmetics company cosnova and its beauty brand essence have been shaking up the German and international beauty market for two decades. Now they are celebrating their 20th birthday.

cosnova Beauty achieves record results

  • The family-run company is enjoying enormous growth worldwide, significantly exceeding the market trend and closes the 2021 fiscal year as a high performer in its industry.
  • With the establishment of its sister company NextGenBeauty GmbH, cosnova creates new growth drivers in the sense of an incubator and develops innovative, sustainable business concepts.



Launch of the brand LA MANUFACTURE

Launch of the LA MANUFACTURE brand (managed by NextGen Beauty GmbH since 2021).

cosnova further expands the Management Board

Yvonne Wutzler joins as Chief Marketing Officer and Gesine Hild as Chief Legal Officer. Approximately 650 people around the world are employed by cosnova.



In the fiscal year 2017

cosnova Group achieves a net sales turnover of 424.9 million Euros and surpasses the previous year’s figures by 15 % with this result. cosnova sells 365.5 million products worldwide. Establishment of cosnova Italia in Milan, Italy. Establishment of cosnova Brazil in São Paulo, Brazil.

Launch of the third cosmetic brand L.O.V

Run by NextGen Beauty GmbH since 2021. The company employs around 420 people. The achieved 33.6 % in volume (source: Nielsen 2016) represent the highest market share on the German cosmetics market.



Hilko Prahl

is appointed as the fourth Managing Director of cosnova GmbH.

essence is the best-selling brand

in the decorative cosmetics segment in Europe.



cosnova breaks the 200 million Euro sales threshold

for the first time and achieves a net sales turnover of 212.1 million Euros with 215.1 million sold products worldwide. The company taps into ten new sales markets. Mathias Delor is appointed as the third Managing Director of cosnova GmbH.

cosnova Inc.

The first subsidiary is established out of Sulzbach: the cosnova Inc. in New York, USA.



Launch of the CATRICE brand

in Germany cosma GmbH becomes cosnova GmbH with new headquarters in Sulzbach (Taunus).

Launch of the essence brand

Launch of the essence brand in Germany.



Establishment of cosma GmbH

by Christina Oster-Daum and Javier González.


Working at cosnova

We will never stop ... making the world more beautiful! Colorful, diverse, varied - and sometimes it's a lot of fun! Would you like to become part of our colorful cosnova family? Then apply now!